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Friday, October 7th 2005

7:19 AM

Busy Week! SBQ

Sorry I haven't posted.  I'ts been really busy with Rosh HaShana in the middle of this week.  I picked up a few framed pieces at my LNS - posting them here.  Gotta run - more about my hectic life some other time!

This last piece I stitched when I was 10-12.  It is my first embroidery piece.  It's probably the only piece I have from my childhood because I hung on to it.  Don't know what my mother did to the others.  There is one more framed piece that I took to my office before framing - will post later from there.

Well, here it is folks!  Just the perfect piece to hang in my office!

Today's "Stitching Blogger's Question" was suggested by Bea (http://beastitching.blogspot.com") and is:

When you have almost finished a pattern and start thinking about the next one to stitch, how do you select it? (a list, most recent purchase, etc.)

I use three different methods.  One, I DO have a list of patterns that I want to stitch simply because once I buy a new chart, and it disappears into my stash, it is hard for me to remember that I even have it, so a list helps tremendously.  Another great thing about having a list is that you can evaluate several potential projects side by side and become very clear about which you really prefer over the other. 

Two: Recent purchases, I find, have a high enthusiasm level attached to them which persists for quite a while, so it's not unusual for me to buy something and want to start on it right away, especially if it is a small to medium size piece and I can talk myself into believing that I will be able to finish it in a few days.

Three: Seasonal Stitching. This occurs when I want to stitch something for the upcoming season.  PS 66 - Autumn Samplers, for instance, is NOT on my list and is not a recent purchase (actually, it is OOP) nevertheless, I came across it when I was looking for something "autumny" to stitch and the saying, the falling leaves, plus the squirrels all spoke to how I feel about the season, so I started it.

3 Wise Words.

Posted by debbi:

Trish - I absolutely love the piece you did as a child. I love it! What a wonderful keepsake.
Friday, October 7th 2005 @ 5:51 PM

Posted by Anonymous:

Lovely stitching, great framing! Love that first embroidery piece you did! :)
Saturday, October 8th 2005 @ 5:13 AM

Posted by Isabelle:

woops, it was Isabelle commenting above
Enjoy your weekend!
Saturday, October 8th 2005 @ 5:14 AM

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